The Following is a List of Eligible Activities to Recertify your CRNFA by the Points Method.
A maximum of 100 points (50 contact hours) may be earned from Continuing Education activities through an approved provider.
1 contact hour = 2 points.
You may submit Physician Category 1 CME (continuing medical education) units to partially fulfill the continuing education requirement. A maximum of 25 CMEs = 50 points may be submitted.
Unlimited points may be earned in the academic study category.
All courses taken toward a healthcare related degree (BSN, MSN, DnP etc.) or a degree (including MBA) where the knowledge attained is used to advance your career in perioperative nursing.
- 1 semester hour/credit = 15 points
1 quarter hour = 10 points
Teaching a Perioperative-Related Course for College Credit
A maximum of 60 points is allowed in the teaching category.
Each perioperative class taught = 30 points
A maximum of 150 points may be earned in the Publishing category.
A maximum of 150 points may be earned in the presentation category. Each 60 minutes of presentation time = 10 points.
Service as a Board or Committee Member
A maximum of 150 points is allowed in the Service as a Board or Committee Member category.
International, National or State Board Member = 30 points per year.
Local or facility level = 15 points per year.
Precepting/Mentoring in the RNFA Role
A maximum of 75 points is allowed in the Precepting/Mentoring category.
Each student/employee = 25 points.
Includes precepting or mentoring either a student RNFA or a new employee RNFA in the RNFA role.
Volunteer, CCI Test Development Committee
A maximum of 100 points is allowed in this category.
A CRNFA who serves as a subject matter expert for CCI exam test development committees may earn points for recertification.